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I was amazed how many cemeteries that are out in the middle of nowhere . 3 years ago I stopped travelling with my ex hubby .ive now bought a van and am hoping to do small trips maybe 3mths at  a time . One good thing was he always stopped at cemeteries for me to stroll through them .this was out at a lookout beneath this on the other side of the rd was a gravesite



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I guess every town has a cemetery nearby...who wants to lug a decomposing dead body further than necessary. Cemeteries are interesting, but I ind them depressing, especially the childrens plots


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They are normally the dead centre of the town.



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There is an organisation here in WA that is aiming to preserve the unique history of the Outback and recognise those who went before.

There may be similar groups in other states.

www.outbackgraves.org/


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Around this area in Central Vic, there are several cemetery sites through the forest areas where in the hey day of gold mining (mostly late 1890s) were quite thriving communities. One site I know of has over 400 graves but is literally lost in the bush, though there is an unmarked track to it. There has been in relatively recent times activities aimed at finding existing relatives for the deceased and notifying them of the names and locations of their ancestors. Some have remarked/rededicated the graves which I personally see as a good thing.


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My wife and I visited Mt Magnet WA in 2019 and went to Lennonville Cemetery. It was just an open flat gravel area with minimal marked sites. There is a plaque at the gate listing the deceased. It was a sad and poignant moment for us .. so many children with deaths between 1900 to 1909.



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Noel from perth wrote:

My wife and I visited Mt Magnet WA in 2019 and went to Lennonville Cemetery. It was just an open flat gravel area with minimal marked sites. There is a plaque at the gate listing the deceased. It was a sad and poignant moment for us .. so many children with deaths between 1900 to 1909.



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 Yes, tough days, must of been terrible to see children die regularly from ailments that these days we can cure....very sad.

 



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Here in Albury we are busy putting 7 foot fences around our to keep ou the vandals

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Craig1 wrote:

Here in Albury we are busy putting 7 foot fences around our to keep ou the vandals


 Same problem in many areas, total, asshols



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KevinJ wrote:

They are normally the dead centre of the town.


 And many are dying to get there, and if they miss it, they consider it a grave error.



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The Eyre Peninsula in SA has a myriad of tiny cemetery plots scattered throughout old farming communities in many districts.

They represent many families who worked tirelessly to settle and farm those areas. Many only eeked out a living and moved on or died.

There is a lot of history in many of those small graveyard plots.

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